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Development Director

District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Feb 24, 2022

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Position Type
Executive, Fundraising, Alumni Affairs, Annual Fund, Capital Campaigns, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Donor Relations, Fundraising Administration, Major Gifts, Membership, Planned Giving, Prospect Research, Other Fundraising, Special Events, Programs, Other Programs
Community Development, Community Foundations, Other Fields, Technology
Employment Type
Full Time
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Development Director


Remote / US-Based Only / Eastern Time Zone Preferred

Salary: $90,000/yr (pay will be adjusted for final candidates living in cities with higher cost of living)

Health insurance provided at 100% for employee

Unlimited Responsible PTO

The Role

The Development Director is a newly created role for HBCUvc. The Development Director will oversee all of HBCUvc’s fundraising and revenue needs. This role involves the development of a fundraising plan and revenue strategy that aligns with our financial needs. The Development Director manages the development team, which currently includes 1 staff member who leads corporate partnerships. The Development Director will also train the executive team, board members, and volunteers to support fundraising efforts. This position reports directly to our Chief Executive Officer.



    Develops and implements fundraising plan which should include revenue strategy for foundation grants, corporate sponsorships, events, earned income, and individual donations Identify funding opportunities and maintain funding opportunity pipeline Secure grants for the organization Plan and write grant proposals and reports Lead the development team and collaborate with the members to develop strategies for increasing brand awareness and funding Train executive team, board members, and volunteers to support fundraising efforts Builds and maintain strong relationships with foundation partners and donors and keep them informed on how their financial contribution is utilized Collaborates with our network to identify and build relationships with new donors and partners  Create reports to analyze and measure the progress towards the fundraising goals and the fundraising campaigns’ effectiveness. Participates in speaking engagements and fundraising events Generates donor communications, newsletters, and annual report


Role Requirements

    Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree preferred;  5 years minimum experience of fundraising or non-profit experience;  Previous management experience Track record of meeting fundraising goals and securing major grants and gifts  Strong written and verbal communications skills  Strong project management skills  Ability to work in a diverse team environment, across different time zones

How We Work as a Team
We are a distributed organization working across various time zones. This is a full-time role with expectations of 40 hours per week. We have flexible work hours, but team members are to be available Monday - Thursday 11a - 3p ET for team collaboration and meetings. On Fridays, we work distraction-free with our “no-meeting Fridays” policy. Although the work schedule is flexible,  we sometimes host events that fall on evenings and weekends which may require your attendance.

We use tools such as Slack, Google Calendar, Zoom, and Google Drive as our primary communication tools. As a small and distributed organization, you must be an excellent communicator (written and verbal), entrepreneurial, and willing to provide value to the organization outside of your core responsibilities. 

We work hard as a team, but take frequent pauses to ‘play together.’ This may look like scheduled calendar time to unwind and relax together, or in-person retreat (pending local health guidelines). It is important our new team member engages in these activities with enthusiasm and contributes to a positive team culture.

We’re especially excited about people who

    Have worked in the launch phase of projects or programs  Have experience working with and has pre-existing connections to press and media outlets Have familiarity with technology, startups, venture capital Have familiarity with HBCU culture Boast a deep belief in our mission and can talk about racial and economic justice with fluency and expertise


How to Apply

If you’re excited after reading this, please click here to submit an application.


About HBCUvc

HBCUvc is a fiscally sponsored project of SocialGood (EIN: 46-1323531), a 501c3 nonprofit organization. We train and prepare university students and emerging professionals for a career in venture capital. Our 230 fellows are located across the country and we work with venture capitalists at top-tier firms such as True Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Intel Capital, and Playground Global.  


Our Vision

To build a global innovation economy where Black, Indigenous, and Latinx innovators can boldly create, fail, invest, and thrive


Our Mission

HBCUvc’s mission is to direct how capital is formed and distributed to increase opportunities for Black, Indigenous and Latinx innovators. We accomplish this by developing, connecting and mobilizing the next generation of venture capital leaders in communities where entrepreneurs face barriers in accessing capital, and by empowering institutions to employ race-conscious investing practices. 


Our Core Values

    Make Others Successful Be a Connector Add Delight Always Be Learning Culture Is Currency
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